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WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat...

9 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Skincare deal gives fresh face to L'Oreal in US

PARIS - French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said Tuesday it had agreed to buy three leading skincare brands from Valeant for $1.3 billion in a move set to give its US offering a facelift...

11 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Heiress to Nina Ricci fortune launches tax fraud appeal

PARIS - The heiress to the fortune of French couturier Nina Ricci on Thursday launched an appeal to avoid jail time for tax fraud, in one of the toughest sentences of its kind in French fiscal history...

5 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Credit card or selfie? Mastercard starts biometric payments

PARIS, FRANCE: Shoppers in a dozen European countries can make online payments using a selfie from Tuesday, under a rollout by Mastercard of new payment technology...

5 Oct 2016

FRANCE

France issues warrants for UBS managers in tax fraud case

PARIS, FRANCE: French judges on Tuesday issued arrest warrants for three former managers at Swiss bank UBS over allegations it helped customers hide money from the taxman in Switzerland...

18 Feb 2015

FRANCE

Apple's new SIM hurts Gemalto in France

PARIS, FRANCE: Shares in French digital security company Gemalto slumped as investors expressed concerns that Apple's plan to integrate SIM cards directly into the new iPads could threaten part of Gemalto's business.

22 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Europe's car sales up 6.4% in September

PARIS, FRANCE: New car sales in Europe rose by 6.4% in September, the thirteenth month of increases as a recovery in the market spreads across the continent.

20 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Worthless extortion demand against Domino's Pizza

PARIS, FRANCE: Domino's Pizza refused to cave in to a €30,000 extortion demand by hackers who claimed they had stolen the personal data of 600,000 of its customers.

18 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Orange says it has staunched sales drop

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications operator Orange, with 239m customers across several countries, said it had slowed a fall of sales in the first quarter and increased its operating margins.

2 May 2014

FRANCE

Bouygues boosts mobile bid for SFR, in French turf war

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications group Bouygues stepped up its bid to buy mobile phone operator SFR from Vivendi, launching a new phase in a huge fight over positions in France.

7 Apr 2014

FRANCE

Peugeot board approves capital tie-up with France, Dongfeng

PSA Peugeot Citroen agreed to a capital tie-up with China's Dongfeng and the French state on Tuesday (18 February), a source said, ending the reign of one of France's oldest industrial dynasties.

19 Feb 2014

FRANCE

Vivendi third quarter net profit falls 24% to €376m

PARIS, FRANCE: French media and telecommunications group Vivendi said its third quarter net profit fell 23.7% to €376m but confirmed its annual targets.

18 Nov 2013

FRANCE

Vivendi's €4.2bn deal with Maroc Telecom

PARIS, FRANCE: - French media and entertainment group Vivendi has reached agreement to sell its 53% stake in Maroc Telecom to Emirates firm Etisalat for €4.2bn in cash.

6 Nov 2013

FRANCE

Luanda: world's most costly city for expats

PARIS, FRANCE: The Angolan capital of Luanda has regained the top spot in an annual survey of the most expensive cities for expatriates to live in, followed by Moscow and Tokyo.

25 Jul 2013

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